28 November 2010

feels like the...

h o l i d a y s !

I love the scent of a Christmas tree in the house; it brings back all the happy feelings of anticipation and childhood excitement for the holidays. My boys helped me decorate the tree. Every ornament has a story, which is part of the fun when we bring them out each year.

I also decided to try out a snowflake doily craft from the happy home blog. Her photos are cuter but I'm pleased with how they dress up my plain chimney. Next I may try to make a button wreath, or perhaps one from the pages of a book.

Hope all my U.S. friends had a happy Thanksgiving and I wish everyone the happiest of holidays, whichever ones you may celebrate! :)

07 November 2010

sketchbook project progress ~ {part 2}

I've got a title page, now ~ an imaginary road sign on an imaginary road in the Santa Cruz mountains.  I would like to neaten up the lettering with some white ink but will have to go buy some first.  Since I used watercolor on this spread, the paper is now kind of wrinkly and I'll be challenged by a dark spot or two on the next page where the color went through. 

I haven't been working on my Sketchbook Project nearly enough.  So many pages to fill and so little time!  Must resolve to do much more this month.

I'm very happy that my new twitter friend, Juriko, has also signed up for the Sketchbook Project after reading about it here on this blog.  When the tour comes to town, I'm definitely going to check hers out.  I've just been working so sporadically that I hope my sketchbook will be there to join hers.  I had better run off and get to work!